Tribute to Abed Al Halim Hafez: The Black Nightingale

Abed Al Halim Hafez (1929-1977) made a breakthrough in popular Arabic music.
Actor and film star, in those days Cairo was the Hollywood of the Arab world.
His poems are of importance and depth as Oum Kalthuom’s songs and are known for their musical innovation and the high textual drama in which they were written. Songs of Halim Hafez are spectacular and magnetic and of importance in the Arab musical work landscape till today. The performance will include the best hits of the Egyptian mythological singer and film star, as well as stories and anecdotes on his life, his loves and suffering folded among his songs and the many films he participated in. the performance includes screening of excerpts from his films.

Ziv Yechezkel – Song & Oud
Nizar Al Chatar – Piano
Muhammed Kondos – Acting & Song

Show duration: approx. 75 min

The songs performed in Arabic, comments in Hebrew

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